Tennessee running back Tim Jordan faces gun and marijuana charges in Florida, according to police.
A rising senior from Bartow, Fla., Jordan was arrested after a traffic stop at about 5 a.m. Saturday in Lakeland. He was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possessing 20 grams or less of cannabis and possessing drug paraphernalia, per records obtained by the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Jordan appeared in 12 games with four starts last season, rushing for 428 yards and one touchdown and adding six receptions for 46 yards.
A Tennessee athletic department spokesperson declined to comment to the News Sentinel.
According to police records, Jordan was pulled over after allegedly speeding and swerving into a bike lane. Officers smelled “a strong odor of cannabis emanating from inside” the car and reported that Jordan and a 17-year-old passenger were “extremely nervous.”
Jordan reportedly informed police he had a gun in his back pocket, but did not have a concealed carry permit. The handgun, a Ruger LCP pistol, was loaded and unholstered, according to the arrest warrant.
In Florida, carrying a concealed firearm without a license is a third-degree felony punishable by a sentence up to five years in prison and a fine of $5,000.
Jordan, 20, and the unnamed passenger were booked into the Polk County Jail. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office website listed Jordan’s bond at $2,000.
In three seasons with the Volunteers, Jordan has rushed for 1,002 yards and four touchdowns and added 26 catches for 227 yards.
–Field Level Media